AskDefine | Define oncoming

Dictionary Definition

oncoming adj : moving toward one n : the beginning or early stages; "the onset of pneumonia" [syn: onset]

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Pronunciation

Adjective

oncoming
  1. approaching; coming closer
    Look carefully before pulling out into oncoming traffic.

Noun

oncoming
  1. an early stage; an onset
  2. an approach

Synonyms, Antonyms and Related Words

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